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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using Internet Archive TV News service.


George W. Bush
Former President of the United States
MSNBC 11/14/2011
Bush: Look, first, we used the technique on three people. captured a lot of people and used it on three. we gained valuable information to protect the country, and it was the right thing to do, as far as i'm concerned. Lauer: So if it's legal, President Bush, if an American is taken into custody in a foreign country, not necessarily a uniformed Bush: Look, I'm not going to debate the issue, Matt. Lauer: I'm asking would i be okay to waterboard an American citizen? Bush: All I ask is that people read the book. They can reach the same conclusion. Lauer: You you'd make the same decision again. Bush: Yeah, I would.
George W. Bush
Former President of the Unitied States
CNNW 12/10/2014
Cooper: As you may remember time and again over the years, former President Bush and Cheney, heads of the CIA, denied the CIA was torturing people and enhanced interrogation techniques effective but the report said it's not true. Take a look. Bush: I told our people, get information without torture and was assured by our Justice Department that we were not torturing. Tenant: We don't torture people. Bush: Whatever we have done is legal. Hayden: The use of these techniques against these terrorists made us safer. Tennant: We don't torture people. Bush: We've acted on information they've given us to prevent attacks. Pelley: Khalid Sheikh Muhammed, Tennant: We don't torture. Pelley: waterboarding Tennant: We do not, I don’t talk about techniques and we do not torture people. Jonathan Karl: Do you think any of those tactics that were used against Khalid Sheikh Muhammed and others went too far? Cheney: I don't. Tennant: Let me say that again, we don't torture people.
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